Ximenes Competition No. 263  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  261  |  265  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
263 Xmas 1953We think so then and we thought so still! Anagram22


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstBrig W. E. DuncanThat Owl, winking, hoots: “He! He! Ted L.’s nuts!”Ted L. = Edward Lear
SecondE. SunderlandWhat we, Dell’s kin, sing to the hot, hot sun 
ThirdLt Col P. S. BainesWet hosts—should know the Nile at night 
HCA. Aaron“The Dong’ll sink with that nose” we shout 
HCS. DoidgeWe show loud thanks to the “silent night” 
HCW. J. DuffinHow stalks the Dong with The Nose unlit? 
HCW. EiteWhat hint to lost who seeks light? Dunne?J. W. D., ‘An Experiment with Time’
HCJ. A. FinckenDo we tell Hunt what shook this Tensing?Holman Hunt, friend of E. Lear, and Everest
HCMrs N. FisherWho taught Nile host tenses? L. doth wink! 
HCS. GoldieWho knows not that the Nile delights us? 
HCS. B. Green“Silent night”? We two thus shook the land! 
HCT. E. S. JobsonSong ends thus—with hot walk to Nile? 
HCL. JohnsonLen Hutton’s high hits won’t do last week!cricket
HCA. F. LerrigoWe laugh (not loth to) when Ned’s skittishNed = Edward Lear
HCJ. P. LloydHow Dell’s won—“Taste thou,” hints the King 
HCT. W. Melluish“Look,” I told Hunt, “shews the Tensing, what?”Holman Hunt, friend of E. Lear, and Everest
HCS. L. PatonHit news—Dell has IT! (Oughtn’t she to know?) 
HCCapt W. H. W. RidleyHell knows who taught this tense—I don’t! 
HCW. K. M. SlimmingsTosh? Whew, I think that old E. L.’s gone nuts! 
HCT. L. StrangeWe should think Hottentot was English! 
HCJ. A. L. SturrockHas lilt, wit, though don’t know the sense 
HCC. T. TullochThe old Sun—she winks at the Owl to-nightwith suggested transposition of “Sun” and “Owl”

Runners-Up in competition 263:

E. S. AinleyP. A. DrillienJ. D. LockettJ. Saunders
M. AndersonJ. DuffillJ. I. MasonMrs E. Shackleton
F. D. H. AtkinsonMiss B. GrantE. L. MellershMrs E. M. Simmonds
C. Allen BakerC. P. GrantG. M. MercerA. E. Smith
Miss A. W. BaldyMaj Gen C. G. B. GreavesJ. J. MooreL. R. Smith
P. C. BarclayMiss B. GriffithP. H. MorganO. Carlton Smith
J. W. BatesW. W. D. HaleC. J. MorseG. J. St. J. Steadman
T. E. BellR. J. HallA. Neale-DowswellA. Thomas
H. BernardJ. D. HayhurstF. E. NewloveMrs J. E. Townsend
Miss F. C. BondS. HolgateE. G. PhillipsH. S. Tribe
C. M. BrownP. HollidayE. R. PrenticeM. A. Vernon
Maj H. L. CarterP. E. HolmesE. J. RackhamW. H. Weightman
G. H. ClarkeP. HoltbyA. R. ReadT. G. Wellman
D. L. ClementsW. IslipD. W. ReedR. Wells
Capt B. P. ConnorsMrs L. JarmanW. RennieJ. B. Welman
W. W. CoveA. L. JefferyJ. S. RiochM. Winterbottom
J. McI. CruickshankJ. W. JenkinsA. RobinsM. Woolf
E. DaviesL. W. JenkinsonC. RosebourneA. H. Wright
G. E. DaviesW. I. N. KesselP. W. Rundle 
F. E. DixonH. R. KingT. E. Sanders